Keep the kids entertained in the kitchen

July 10, 2023 (Last Updated: August 30, 2023)
Kids in the kitchen

Too cold to go and play outside? Keep your little chefs busy with the following entertaining  activities.


Children love weighing and measuring and it teaches them valuable mathematical skills.

Try these recipes:

Stamped cookies recipe to keep them busy during school holidays

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Red velvet cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Banana pancakes

Banana pancakes

Icing biscuits

Bring out their inner artists with colour mixing (use small pastry brushes and a chopping board as a palette).

Try this butter icing recipe

Butter icing recipe


Organising the kitchen cupboard (we all have that untidy Tupperware cupboard) will help build organisational and spatial skills.

Making pizza

Kneading dough and grating cheese strengthen little muscles; cutting fun shapes out of veggie toppings is good for fine motor development.

Try these recipes:

Two-ingredient pizza dough

Two-ingredient pizza dough is the shortcut to pizza paradise!

Easy cheesy pizza

Easy cheesy pizza


Melting butter, dissolving sugar and emulsifying mayonnaise are hands-on chemistry lessons.

Easy peanut butter cookies

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Instant pap with lemon, butter & sugar

Instant pap with lemon, butter & sugar

Keeping clean
A drag for adults, washing up is a perennial favourite with kids and teaches about chores and responsibility. Cut head- and armholes through rubbish bags to keep younger children dry.

Ps: Always supervise children in the kitchen, no matter how old they are.


Crêpes Suzette

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